Thursday, December 18, 2014

DUBAI OPEN 2014


DARREN CLARKE
LOST LIKE 50 POUNDS. THIS IS A RELATIVELY WEAK FIELD, SO I LIKE HIM AT 60-1

ALSO PUT A LITTLE ON 

KRUGER
HOWELL
FITZPATRICK 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

GOLF PICKS AUSSIE PGA / DUNHILL


______POSTGAME______
______AUSTRALIAN PGA______
QUEENSLAND

NEVER GIVE UP!

You are 7 shots off the lead on Sunday morning.  Your mind can't help but think about what could have been. About your mistakes.  About getting old, or getting home. Greg Chalmers found himself in that situation at the Australian PGA this weekend. 

We've all been there. We are worn out from the stress of work. We escape our daily grind and head to the course for a refreshing game of golf. The sun, the grass, ahhh, just what we needed.  Three holes later we are 3 over and are about to lose another round to that friend you have never beaten.

None of my picks were in the hunt on Sunday at Dunhill. I deleted that tourney from my DVR and was about to do the same with my recording of the Australian PGA. As always, I fast forwarded through it. Then a familiar name popped up on the leader board. Greg Chalmers, 6 Under for the day (-9) T2. 

As exciting as that was, I still had a very slim chance of cashing a ticket with his name on it. He was already on the 12th hole and the leaders were only on the 7th. Do the math. The leaders are at (-10). They are probably gonna shoot at least 2 Under = (-12). What's Chalmers gonna do - shoot (-8).  Yes!

Chalmers had a long put on 18 to get in the clubhouse with a 1 shot lead at (-11).

First I have to mention that I want to move to Australia. I am so sick of the negative American Media. The Aussies get it. They applaud athletes - they love the game - the story - not the stats. No mention of anyone's previous failures. Announcer: "No script, no Rehearsals, this is real reality TV". 

This final put in regulation would nearly complete a Miracle comeback for the Aussie native. The the stadium gallery was silent and ready to erupt.
















He Drained it. 

Adam Scott and Ormsby missed fairways and puts to also finish (-11).

Playoff!


 










OK now I'm excited. Chalmer's been hitting Fairways, Greens and Sinking Pus. 
He's got this.

1st Playoff Hole

Not so fast. 
Scott - Fairway
Ormsby - Faiway
Chalmers - Bunker.

Luckily the other 2 -  3 Put and Chalmers survived.
That scenario repeated itself for several Playoff holes. 
It was nerve racking. He never hit a fairway and escaped by the skin of his teeth on every playoff hole.  Ormsby is eliminated on the 3rd Playoff hole.

Then There Were 2














MARATHON
The crowd was electric. The announcers were spellbound. Did the older Chalmers have anything left? Could he outlast or even keep up with the younger, stronger Scott?  

His Luck Runs Out?
Once again, Adam Scott's Tee Shot is long and in the center of the fairway. 
Only poor Approach shots and missed puts have kept Chakmers in it this long.
On the 4th Playoff hole - Chalmers puts his Tee shot in the Trees. 




It was fun while it lasted, I thought to myself. Then he nearly hits the pin from the trees. Bad bounce and he's in the short green side rough.  Really? Almost saved it!
But, another 2 put by Scott, Chalmers up and Down to tie the hole
















Announcer: "After another great escape - Chalmer's has to be thinking it's his destiny to win this".

8 Playoff Holes!
Chalmers kept hitting Tee shots in the Bunker. Scott smoked his Tee Shots dead center, then kept hitting poor approach shots and missing puts. 

The Final Hole
Chalmers 60 foot put. Scott 20 footer. Looks like its over. Then Chalmers burns the edge and runs just 3 feet past. Scott for the win? Down the ridge - Oh No! He cooked it! 4 Feet Past. Scott Misses! Chalmers tap In!
















Next time you're 3 down to that guy from work - Never Give Up.



______PREGAME______

______AUSTRALIAN PGA______
QUEENSLAND
PLAYERS DUE TO WIN

DE JONGE -20
CHALMERS - 20
RUMFORD - 25
PAMPLING - 30
BOWDITCH - 25





______POSTGAME______
 

______PREGAME______

__________DUNHILL__________ 
SOUTH AFRICA

GREAT ODDS 

  FICHARDT- 50
DAWIE VAN DER WALT - 60
ADISON DE SILVA - 100
MICHAEL HOEY - 100
QUESNE - 100
TREVOR FISHER - 125
OLIVER WILSON - 125
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Thursday, December 4, 2014

GOLF PICKS HERO / NEDBANK

Turn on NBC Now!
Jordan Spieth
Destroying the Best n the World
Follow Updates on Twitter
 https://twitter.com/rickonthestrip



_____HERO CHALLENGE_____
TOOK JORDAN SPIETH AT 8-1 
I ALSO LIKE HORSHELL AND STRICKER AS GOOD VALUES

_______ROUND 1_______

Jordan on Fire last Week
Still Smoking!


_______ROUND 2_______

Dancin in the Dark
To avoid an early start in the morning - Jordan and Zach tried to finish in the Dark.
Zach dropped 2 shots, Spieth tapped out on 18 and has an up and down for Par this morning.

This was stupid, Zach left a put 2 feet short. Jordan left a birdie put 2 inches short on the Par 5 17th. On 18 with a muddy chip shot left - Jordan asked the official "What time in the morning 8:15?  Official "10:15". Then he stopped. So, they were 2 hours off, when they thought had to get up. It cost him a birdie, and now he still has to get up early. His caddy is his young buddy. Which is cool and "chest bumps" work. But - sometimes he needs to be the boss. With a scoring hole like the par 5 17th ahead - I pick up his clubs after 16 and head for the clubhouse. 



_______ROUND 3_______

THE WORLDS BEST
STRUGGLE! 

  WALKER CHIPS UPHILL

BACK AT YOU BABY

TIGER SAME RESULT
 THEN THERE WAS SPIETH
 

 FOR THE 2ND WEEK IN A ROW
SPIETH IS DESTROYING THE FIELD
2ND 8 UNDER ROUND IN 2 WEEKS
7 SHOT LEAD - 20 UNDER!

FINAL TODAY 
9 AM PDT GOLF CHANNEL
1030 AM NBC

_______ROUND 4_______ 


  


________NEDBANK_______
TOOK DAWIE VAN DER WALT AT 100-1 
HE WAS LEADING FOR ABOUT A MINUTE 
I LIKE FISHER AND WILLETT

_______ROUND 1_______


1--88ENG-1
FISHER, Ross
-611:49-666---66

1--53FRA-T2
LEVY, Alexander
-411:38-468---68

1--79RSA-T2
COETZEE, George
-411:49-468---68

1--63GER-T2
SIEM, Marcel
-411:49-468---68

1--30RSA-T5
SCHWARTZEL, Charl
-211:16-270---70

1--36SCO-T5
GALLACHER, Stephen
-211:27-270---70

1--35USA-T5
KOEPKA, Brooks
-211:27-270---70

1--55RSA-T5
OOSTHUIZEN, Louis
-211:27-270---70

1--61RSA-T5
CLARK, Tim
-211:38-270---70

1--41ESP-T5
JIM√ČNEZ, Miguel Angel
-211:38-270---70

_______ROUND 2_______

MONKEY BUSINESS IN SOUTH AFRICA
LUKE DONALD AVOIDS A BABOON
 
WILDLIFE WAS A BOAR AFTER THAT
DONALD LEADS AFTER 2 ROUNDS


______FINAL ROUND_______  

ONLY PICKED 3 GUYS
2 FINISHED 1ST AND 2ND


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Thursday, November 27, 2014

GOLF PICKS EMERATES AUSTRAILIAN OPEN

(See Round 4 Below)

THIS IS KILLING ME!
HAD  2 TOP PICKS
$40 Spieth10-1
and 
$20 De Jonge 25-1
WENT TO WILLIAM HILL AT 1 PM WED
TOURNAMENT HAD ALREADY STARTED
NO BET
 

______ ROUND 1______
 I REALLY THINK SPIETH IS GONNA WIN THIS


 ______ ROUND 2______

LIST OF BETS I WASN'T ABLE TO PLACE
 
RUMFORD, CHALMERS AND SPIETH


HOPING RORY JUST TAKES IT

______ ROUND 3______

 IT GET WORSE!
RUMFORD, CHALMERS AND SPIETH
ALL TIED FOR FIRST!


______ ROUND 4______

NOT ALWAYS ABOUT THE MONEY  
As you know - I've bet on spieth every tournament for a year.
Wasn't going to stop this week. But, with the time difference - the book closed before I could.  2 Under was a Great score in the difficult conditions. Once Jordan took a 2 shot lead - I said screw the $400 I would have won on him. I let myself root for him and enjoy Sunday. 

The American fans and media put a lot of pressure on the 20 yr old to win again. Listening to the announcers in Australia - it was like going back in time. No mention of his losses. just what a rising star he is. It was like the middle of last season. Speaking of fans - they do not get many big starts there. The Aussie fans cheered for pars and even misses on the green. 

I've said for a while now, that the double bogies and lost leads were in his head. I know now they were. He just needed to feel good about himself and quit worrying about winning. The Australian Fans were nothing but positive. That's all he needed.





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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A BETTING STORY: WHY WE WATCH

SEE ROUND 4
(BELOW)
FOR A PERSONAL GOLF BETTING STORY

OBVIOUS FAVORITES
YOU MIGHT WANT TO COVER
MCILROY / POULTER / GARCIA / STENSON

HERE ARE MY VALUE PICKS
 FULL LIST OF ODDS LVH
http://www.golfodds.com/

______ROUND 1______

OUR PICKS ALL OVER FIRST PAGE


______ROUND 2______

WILLET AND RAMSAY STILL AT THE TOP


 ______ROUND 3______


RAMSAY TANKED
WILLET  THROWING DARTS
BUT SEVERAL SHORT PUTS
AND 2 LIP OUTS COST HIM BIG

 
BELLO AND STENSON RUNNING AWAY?


  ______ROUND 4______  

Sometimes the final leaderboard - doesn't tell the whole story.  With my guys gone - the focus was on my sister.  When she placed my bets - told her to put $5 on whomever she wanted. She picked Bello. At 125-1 That ticket was worth $630. On Sunday he was Tied for the lead. As the day began, Bello and Stenson slugged it out on each hole. They stayed tied. Then Stenson pulled ahead by 2 strokes, He slipped and Bello caught him.  Tied again. Then Bello pulled away. 2 Stroke lead.  My sister wouldn't watch - afraid to jinx it. Told her it was tape delayed and she couldn't. She conceded. 

As Bello reached the last few holes - he just needed pars to secure the victory. Then it Happened. He sliced an Approach that looked like it was in the water. It wasn't - but it was on the bank in an impossible position. He could barely reach it, was far from the Pin, and needed a very long - perfect fade to save Par. That's when my sister joined me to watch. I wanted him to take a drop, lose a stroke, and keep a 1 shot lead.

Announcer: "He is so annoyed by his last shot he will probably go for it". 

Announcer: "This is the shot that wins him the Tournament" 







He went for it!

Hits a long fade - It Hit the Green! 
Then bounced and rolled into the water. 
Bello Never Recovered. 

She was pissed - cursed me for making her watch. Yeah it sucked - but - could have been amazing. Imagine if he stuck it. We would have been jumping up and down and Screaming for Joy - Would have went out for Sushi and Saki Shots -  Yeah Over Golf.   
I have experienced that High several Times. One of these days  - it will go her way and she will finally see why we watch. 

Cost: $5
Hitting a Winner: Priceless
Almost Winning: Pretty Damn Entertaining

Thanks Bello! 
Win or lose - You Showed Heart - it was Worth the Price of Admission.

Like I Said. The Leaderboard doesn't always tell the whole story.
His name isn't on it. But We'll never forget how close he came to immortality.
And how close she came - to doing a back flip - over a boring little game of golf.  













- Rick Jansen

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

GOLF PICKS TURKISH / MYAKOBA / OCHOA

ALL ODDS WILLIAM HILL
_____________________________________________________________

LORENA OCHOA INVITATIONAL 
LETS SEE? 
LPGA IN MEXICO
HONORING A LATINO CHAMPION
  LIZETTE SALAS
 $20 @ 60-1

Since this Video in 2011
She has a Victory on Tour and 12 Top 10s
$1,629,326.00 in Earnings
 

_______ROUND 1________

 Lizette First Page Day One!
SINKS A 20 FOOTER TO BOUNCE BACK


_______ROUND 2________

LIZETTE DRAINS ANOTHER LONG ONE

_______ROUND 3________

LIZETTE STILL IN THE MONEY AT (-3)

CHRISTINA KIM RUNNING AWAY FROM EVERYONE
 
 

_______FINAL ROUND________

KIM HAS THIS TO CLOSE IT OUT
BURNS THE EDGE

PLAYOFF? PLAYOFF!

THEY TIED THE FIRST PLAYOFF HOLE

ON THE 2ND - FENG UP AGAINST A TREE
"WHAT IS IT WITH TREES THIS WEEK?

SHE WOULD BOGEY

KIM 2 PUT TO WIN
 RULE OFFICIALS
ARE STILL DETERMINING
WHETHER THAT WAS THE FUNKY CHICKEN
OR HALF A RUNNING MAN

CONGRATS CHRISTINA!
 

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MAYAKOBA 
CHOMPING AT THE BIT
EVERY WEEK
FOR HIS FIRST WIN
 JASON BOHN
 $20 @ 30-1

Jason Bohn T2 (-5)

_______ROUND 3________

2 SHOT SWING ON 18
 WITH A 3 SHOT LEAD
(-16) BOHN'S BALL BOUNCES AND JUST MISSES
(-13) STEFANNI'S BOUNCES TOO BUT GOES IN

 LITTLE SCARY
AS YOU KNOW I'VE BET STEFANNI SEVERAL TIMES
DIDN'T REALIZE HEAD HADN'T WON YET
I'LL BE ON HIM AND PUTMAN NEXT WEEK
LETS HOPE THE VETERAN BOHN CAN HANG ON TO WIN

_______ROUND 4________
ONLY BET 1 GUY THIS TOURNEY 
$20 TO WIN $600 
CAN WE PULL THIS OFF?
IT'S ALL UP TO BOHN
GO JASON!

BOHN SHOOTS 40 ON THE FRONT
DROP OUT OF CONTENTION 

CHARLIE HOFFMAN GOES TO 18
WITH A 1 SHOT LOEAD

STEFFANI 1 BACK
UP AGAINST A TREE ON 18

HE WOULD LAY UP
AND BOGEY

HOFFMAN WOULD BOGEY TO WIN




_____________________________________________________________

TURKISH AIRLINES 
BOTH TOP 10 LAST WEEK
 GRILLO
 $10 @ 60-1
ZONOTTI
 $5 @ 100-1

TOP 12 LAST YEAR
 JACQUELIN (5TH)
 $10 @ 75-1
 QUESNE (12TH)
 $5 @ 125-1
WIESBERGER (7TH)
$10 30-1
 ROSS FISHER (10TH)
$10 30-1

JUST GOOD VALUE
LARRAZABAL
 $5 @ 75-1
HOEY
 $5 @ 1001

____ROUND 1____


 _______ROUND 3________


_______FINAL ROUND________

After Leading All Week
Poulter 1 Off the Lead
Going Into 18

Approach in Bunker
 Great Chip to Set Up Birdie Put

Koepka To Close It Out
Burns The Edge

Poulter Has a Put to Force PlayOff
Keopka Looks On From Clubhouse
Will He Get His First Win? 

 Poulter's Birdie Put
Burns The Edge
  
Kepka Wins!


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